Knowledge Identifier: +Will_Smith
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1968.
Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (9%), (6%)
Linked to: Democratic Party, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School District of Philadelphia, Columbia Records
Donald Sutherland - A prolific actor, some of Sutherland's better-known roles in the 1980s and 1990s were in the South African apartheid drama "A Dry White Season" , alongside Marlon Brando and Susan_Sarandon; as an incarcerated pyromaniac in the firefighter thriller "Backdraft" alongside Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro, Lock Up with Sylvester_Stallone; and as a snobbish NYC art dealer in "Six Degrees of Separation" , with Stockard Channing and Will Smith
Don Cheadle - In 1990, he appeared in an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" titled "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy", playing Will Smith's friend and Hilary's first love interest, Ice Tray
Jada Pinkett Smith - Pinkett Smith met Will Smith in 1990 on the set of Smith's television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", when she auditioned for the role of his character's girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes
Tutti Frutti (song) - " Alvin and the Chipmunks did their rendition of the song in their 1990 TV documentary special "Rockin' Through the Decades" starring Will Smith, and their full version can be heard in their album of the same name
Patti LaBelle - In 1992 following her success on the sitcom and responding to the success of rapper Will Smith's "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", LaBelle starred in her own sitcom, "Out All Night"
In 1996, Smith starred as part of an ensemble cast in Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day"
Ross Bagley - Bagley appeared with "Fresh Prince" star Will Smith in the 1996 movie "Independence Day", and appeared as Buckwheat Thomas in the 1994 film "The Little Rascals"
He later struck gold again in the summer of 1997 alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the summer hit "Men in Black" playing Agent J
Shari Headley - In 1997, she had a leading role in the short-lived FOX ensemble drama "413 Hope St." Headley made a cameo appearance in Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" music video and starred in Blackstreet's video "Before I Let You Go"
Forget Me Nots - These include George Michael in "Fastlove" , Will Smith in his 1997 hit "Men in Black" from the film of the same name, French rapper MC Solaar on "Les Temps Changent" from his funk-inspired "Paradisiaque" album, and by hip hop artists The Beatnuts in "Give Me Tha Ass" from the "Stone Crazy" LP. In addition, Australian satirist Pauline Pantsdown sampled it heavily in the song "Backdoor Man" in 1997
In 1998, Smith starred with Gene Hackman in "Enemy of the State"
Cara Mia Wayans - She later appeared in Will Smith's 1998 music video "Just the Two of Us" along with her father Damon
Kool Moe Dee - Kool Moe Dee appeared on Will Smith's 1 pop hit "Wild Wild West" from Smith's 1999 motion picture, Wild Wild West, on which he re-performs the chorus to his 1988 single named "Wild Wild West".
Enrique Iglesias - After attending one of his concerts in March 1999, Will Smith asked Iglesias to contribute to the soundtrack of his movie "Wild Wild West"
Jon Voight - Director Michael Mann tagged Voight for a small but crucial role in the 2001 biopic Ali, which starred Will Smith as the controversial former heavyweight champ, Muhammad Ali. Voight was almost unrecognizable under his make-up and toupee, as he impersonated the sports broadcaster Howard Cosell.
Men in Black 3 - The film's premise was first proposed to director Barry Sonnenfeld by Will Smith during the filming of "Men in Black II" in 2002, with Smith suggesting that his character, Agent J, travel back in time to save his partner, Agent K, while at the same time exploring Agent K's backstory
Kenneth Cole Productions - In 2005, Cole spearheaded the We All Have AIDS awareness campaign with advertisements photographed by Mark Seliger and featuring such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Elton_John, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Elizabeth Taylor, Alicia Keys, Desmond Tutu, Natasha Richardson, Eric McCormack, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Greg Louganis and Rosie O'Donnell
Thea Andrews - Since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in November 2006, Andrews has interviewed many of the industry's most newsworthy celebrities, including Will Smith, Leonardo_DiCaprio, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kirk Douglas, Marie Osmond, and Ellen DeGeneres
In April 2007, "Newsweek" called him the most powerful actor in Hollywood
Mike Patton - Mike provided the voices of the monsters in the 2007 film "I Am Legend" starring Will Smith
Seven Pounds - In June 2007, Will Smith joined the studio to star in the planned film and to serve as one of its producers
Johnny Galecki - Galecki appeared briefly in the 2008 superhero comedy "Hancock", alongside Will Smith and Jason Bateman
Eddie Marsan - Marsan has since branched out into numerous and varied film roles including work in the United States, and is achieving much success in Hollywood, most recently as the main villain in the 2008 superhero film "Hancock" alongside Will Smith and as Inspector Lestrade in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"
Oh Dae-su - Steven Spielberg originally intended to make a version of the movie starring Will Smith in 2008
Michael Ealy - In December 2008 he was featured in the movie "Seven Pounds" alongside Will Smith as Ben Thomas
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - As of 2009, the only person to have won the Wannabe *award and the Hall of Fame *award is Will Smith
The Wild Wild West - In 2009, Will Smith apologized publicly to Conrad while doing promotion for "Seven Pounds":
The Tonight Show - Jimmy Fallon assumed "The Tonight Show" hosting role on February 17, 2014, with his initial guests being Will Smith and the rock band U2, plus an assortment of celebrity cameos, including an appearance by one of Fallon's direct broadcast competitors, Stephen Colbert, and another by former permanent guest host Joan Rivers, making her first appearance on "Tonight" since cutting ties with Carson in 1986
Men in Black 3 - As of March 2010, Will Smith remained undecided whether to join this film or another, "The City That Sailed"
July 8, 2011. page 10 He received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness"
Willow Smith - On January 20, 2011, Will Smith announced he is planning to produce a remake of the famous comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" starring Smith in the title role
Independence Day (1996 film) - On June 24, 2011, Devlin confirmed that he and Emmerich have found an idea for the sequels and have written a treatment for it, with both Emmerich and Devlin having the desire for Will Smith to return for the sequels
Independence Day: Resurgence - On June 24, 2011, Devlin confirmed that he and Emmerich have found an idea for the sequels and have written a treatment for it, with both Emmerich and Devlin having the desire for Will Smith to return for the sequels
In 2012, he expressed support for the legalizing of same-sex marriage, in an endorsement of president Barack Obama's declaration to adopt this stance on the issue
Alfonso Ribeiro - Alfonso, along with his "Fresh Prince" counterpart, Will Smith appeared on the Graham Norton Show in May of 2013 and performed the popular "Carlton Dance"
M. Night Shyamalan - In 2013, Shyamalan directed the film "After Earth", based on a script by Gary Whitta and starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith
Alfonso Ribeiro - Alfonso, along with his "Fresh Prince" counterpart Will Smith, appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" in May 2013 and performed the popular "Carlton Dance"
Collateral Beauty - On August 4, 2015, Will Smith was added to the cast to play the lead replacing Jackman, while Smith's Overbrook Entertainment would produce the film
Men in Black 3 - On September 24, 2015, "The Hollywood Reporter" reported that series producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald stated the films would be rebooted as a trilogy without the involvement of Will Smith
Angelique Kidjo - On Sept 24, 2016, Angelique Kidjo performed at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington appearing along with Patti Labelle, Angela Basset, Robert De Niro, Will Smith, Oprah_Winfrey, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and John Lewis
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - In January 2018, it was reported that Winstead was cast as female lead opposite Will Smith in "Gemini Man"